Police look for woman they say stole fuel from gas station | WJAC

KYLERTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) — Police are looking for a woman they said filled up her vehicle at a Clearfield County gas station Thursday, then drove away without paying.

Police said the woman was seen filling up her black Cadillac SUV at the Exxon Gas Station in Kylertown around 9 a.m.

They said she took around 19 gallons, worth about $48.25.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact state police in Clearfield.

Source: Police look for woman they say stole fuel from gas station | WJAC

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Car shot up, driver wounded in Turtle Creek | WPXI

Police were called shortly before 12:30 a.m. to the Speedy Food Mart on James Street, where the car was parked in the parking lot with bullet holes.

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A 28-year-old man was suffering from two gunshot wounds when police arrived, authorities said.

Investigators said the man was approached by two other men as he left a home on Maple Avenue. He then ran to his car and was shot while trying to drive away, according to police.

The man was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening wounds, police said.


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Source: Car shot up, driver wounded in Turtle Creek | WPXI

Trump to make ‘major announcement’ on border, government shutdown – POLITICO

It is unclear what the president will announce, although he has previously floated declaring a national emergency to help fund his border wall, a key campaign promise.

President Donald Trump will make a “major announcement” Saturday afternoon on border security and what the administration has termed a “humanitarian crisis” on the U.S.-Mexico border, as the government shutdown enters its fifth week.

“I will be making a major announcement concerning the Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border, and the Shutdown, tomorrow afternoon at 3 P.M., live from the @WhiteHouse,” Trump tweeted Friday evening.

Source: Trump to make ‘major announcement’ on border, government shutdown – POLITICO

At least 21 people killed, dozens injured in fuel explosion in Mexico – CNN

At least 21 people were killed in central Mexico after a ruptured gasoline pipeline blew up Friday evening, the governor of the state of Hidalgo said.

Hidalgo Gov. Omar Fayad said at least 71 others were injured after a explosion in Tlahuelilpan, a town about 80 miles north of Mexico City.
The fire is still burning, Fayad said.
In a statement, state oil company Pemex said the explosion was caused by illegal taps in the pipeline. Fayad called on the community to not steal gasoline.

Residents who live in the immediate vicinity of the pipeline, which runs from the cities of Tuxpan to Tula in the state of Veracruz, have been evacuated, Pemex said in the statement.

Source: At least 21 people killed, dozens injured in fuel explosion in Mexico – CNN

Pennsylvania in top 10 most affected states by federal government shutdown – Philadelphia Business Journal

In a study ranking states experiencing the harshest economic effects of the government shutdown, Pennsylvania came in ninth.

The Ascent, a part of financial services company The Motley Fool, ranked the states based on two factors: the loss of salary from federal government workers and the loss of income substitution provided through SNAP programs.

New Jersey was further down the list at 22, while Delaware was 46.

“There’s clearly going to be an effect and we can see some things like federal parks which are closed…they’re probably not that important. But if you’re a small business and you’re dealing with any kind of federal agency in terms of loan guarantees or whatever, this is going to hurt you,” said Ram Mudambi, the Frank M. Speakman Professor of Strategy at Temple University’s Fox School of Business.

Source: Pennsylvania in top 10 most affected states by federal government shutdown – Philadelphia Business Journal

U.S. senator puts out a call to find regional manager for Scranton, Pennsylvania

Wanted: regional manager, Scranton.

Source: U.S. senator puts out a call to find regional manager for Scranton, Pennsylvania

Prinston Pharmaceuticals recalls irbesartan blood pressure medicines

A drug company on Friday announced the recall of eight more lots of irbesartan blood pressure medication after testing revealed the drugs contained trace amounts of a carcinogen.

Prinston Pharmaceuticals recalled one lot of irbesartan tablets and seven lots of irbesartan HCTZ tablets. The medication contained unacceptable levels of the probable carcinogen nitrosodiethylamine, or NDEA, the company said.

The drugs ingredients were made by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals, a factory in China that has been linked to several recalls of commonly prescribed blood pressure drugs since July. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter and halted all new drug shipments from Zhejiang Huahai since uncovering a series of problems at the factory.

 

Source: Prinston Pharmaceuticals recalls irbesartan blood pressure medicines

Police investigating after armed robbery at Penn Hills Family Dollar

Penn Hills police are investigating an armed robbery at a Family Dollar store in Penn Hills Friday evening.

Police said that around 8:15 p.m. a man entered the store and pulled out a handgun at the cash register. According to police, the clerk gave him a Family Dollar bag filled with cash before he fled out the front door toward Frankstown Avenue.

Police are reviewing surveillance footage.

Source: Police investigating after armed robbery at Penn Hills Family Dollar

Wall Street extends rally on U.S.-China trade optimism | Reuters

The market was boosted after a Bloomberg report said China sought to raise its annual goods imports from the United States by a combined value of more than $1 trillion in order to reduce its trade surplus to zero by 2024.

The news followed a report on Thursday that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was considering lifting some or all tariffs imposed on Chinese imports. A Treasury spokesman denied Mnuchin had made any such recommendation.

A strong rally in January has put the benchmark S&P 500 index on track for its best monthly gain since March 2016. The S&P 500 is now 8.9 percent below its Sept. 20 record close after dropping 19.8 percent below that level – near the 20-percent threshold commonly considered to confirm a bear market – on Christmas Eve.

Source: Wall Street extends rally on U.S.-China trade optimism | Reuters

Abortion foes march into divided Washington | TheHill

The country’s largest annual march against abortion comes to Washington on Friday, and this year there’s a new sense of urgency and frustration from a voting bloc that helped put President Trump in the White House.

With virtually no chance of moving abortion restrictions through a divided Congress, anti-abortion activists are reapplying pressure on the Trump administration to take executive action ahead of the 2020 elections.

Source: Abortion foes march into divided Washington | TheHill

Migrant caravan freely crosses Mexican border after gates were left open, authorities avoided ‘confrontation’ | Fox News

Around 1,000 Central American migrants marched freely through the Guatemala-Mexico border on Friday after the gates were left wide open, with Mexican authorities standing down from confronting the caravan.

Source: Migrant caravan freely crosses Mexican border after gates were left open, authorities avoided ‘confrontation’ | Fox News

Greensburg police investigate series of vehicle break-ins

THE CITY OF GREENSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT IS INVESTIGATING SEVERAL VEHICLE BREAK-INS OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS. OFFICERS OBTAINED THIS VIDEO FROM A RESIDENTIAL SURVEILLANCE CAMERA IN THE ACADEMY HILL AREA. IT WAS CAPTURED AROUND 2:00 YESTERDAY MORNING. POLICE SAY THEY REALIZE THE SUSPECTS HAVE HOODS AND IT’S DIFFICULT TO SEE THEIR FACES BUT HOPE SOMEONE FAMILIAR WITH THEM WILL BE ABLE TO NOTICE CLOTHING

Anyone with information should call Greensburg police at 724-834-3800.

Source: Greensburg police investigate series of vehicle break-ins

2 skiers rescued from avalanche at New Mexico’s Taos ski resort, officials say – ABC News

A skier has died after getting trapped in an avalanche at Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico on Thursday, a ski resort official said Friday morning.

A second person was injured in the incident.

Both men were trapped for 22 minutes after the avalanche sent snow pummeling down a mountain around 11:45 a.m. local time on Thursday, Chris Stagg, vice president of Taos Ski Valley, Inc., told ABC News.

Source: 2 skiers rescued from avalanche at New Mexico’s Taos ski resort, officials say – ABC News

Pittsburgh Weather: Winter Storm Watch Issued, Up To 12 Inches Of Snow Possible In Areas

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for all of western Pennsylvania with up to 12 inches of snow possible in some areas.

The storm watch is in effect from Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon.

The National Weather Service says a winter storm watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.

Amtrak has canceled Trains 42 and 43 on its Pennsylvanian line, which were scheduled to travel between New York and Pittsburgh with stops in Philadelphia and Harrisburg.

Source: Pittsburgh Weather: Winter Storm Watch Issued, Up To 12 Inches Of Snow Possible In Areas

Shoppers making preemptive purchases before storm

Eastwood Hardware stayed busy Thursday evening as people came in one after another to purchase rock salt and calcium chloride before the impending weekend snowfall.

“We’re putting it out the door as fast as we possibly can, trying to get ready,” said supervisor, Richard Jackley.

Source: Shoppers making preemptive purchases before storm